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First-Year Students

Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language placements will be arranged during the first week of classes by faculty members from the Asian Studies Program. Students who have studied these languages prior to coming to Mount Holyoke and wish to continue are encouraged to contact the appropriate professor below via e-mail. Include in your email information about your language experience so faculty can assist you with placement prior to the beginning of the semester. If your placement is not resolved beforehand, you will have no trouble adding a language class after arriving on campus if you leave time in your schedule.

  • Arabic: Shaimaa Moustafa, x3564
  • Chinese:Ying Wang , x2281
  • Japanese: Naoko Nemoto , X2886
  • Korean: Kyae-Sung Park, x2565

Spring entrants who have no previous knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, or Korean should enroll in first-year courses Asian 110 (Chinese), 120 (Japanese), 130 (Arabic), or 160 (Korean). These introductory courses are offered in the fall semester only.

First-year students may consider enrolling in:

  • ASIAN-110f | First Year Chinese I
  • ASIAN-111s | First Year Chinese II
  • ASIAN-120f | First Year Japanese I
  • ASIAN-121s | First Year Japanese II
  • ASIAN-130f | First Year Arabic I
  • ASIAN-131s | First Year Arabic II
  • ASIAN-160f | First Year Korean I
  • ASIAN-161s | First Year Korean II
  • ASIAN-212f | Second Year Chinese I
  • ASIAN-213s | Second Year Chinese II
  • ASIAN-222f | Second Year Japanese I
  • ASIAN-223s | Second Year Japanese II
  • ASIAN-232f | Second Year Arabic I
  • ASIAN-233s | Second Year Arabic II
  • ASIAN-262f | Second Year Korean I
  • ASIAN-263s | Second Year Korean II
  • ASIAN-310f | Third Year Chinese I
  • ASIAN-311s | Third Year Chinese II

First-year students may register for Asian 110, 120, 130, and 160 without faculty's permission. Before registering for higher language levels, students first have to pass the placement test for the course.

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